up ward, yet flat against the head. Gradually lift
the clipper upward and outward through the
hair, trimming just a little at a time.
Repeat around sides and
back of head.
If you want hair to be even
A) Apply more pressure to
the head with the attach-
ment comb that is in place.
This takes a little practice,
B) Just switch to a shorter
Remember, it’s better to
leave too much hair than too
little. For longer hair on top,
use the barber comb and lift
hair on the top of the head,
cutting over the comb. Or,
hold the hair between the
fingers and cut to desired
length. Always working from
the front to the back of the head, gradually cut
the hair shorter by reducing the space between
the comb or fingers and the head. Comb often
to check for uneven strands, and to get rid of
Outlining requires no attachments. Comb
hair into the desired style. Position the clip-
per between the sideburns and the ear (see
above), making sure the corner edge of the
This appliance is used on Alternating Current
120V (AC 60 hertz) only.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this
appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is
wider than the other). As a safety feature, this
plug will fit in the outlet only one way. If the
plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse
the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician to install the proper out-
let. Do not change the plug in any way.
Your new Conair
haircut kit has everything
you need to achieve professional haircuts at
home. It features a powerful clipper with cut-
ting precision. Also included are 8 number-
coded comb attachments for different hair
lengths (including left and right ear combs). It
also comes with 2 styling clips to assist you in
cutting longer hair styles, a storage case, bar-
ber comb, barber scissors, barber cape, clean-
ing brush, lubricating oil and a blade guard for
easy maintenance of the clipper blades.
THE CONAIR GUIDE
TO CUTTING HAIR AT HOME
Before you start:
1. Inspect your clipper. Make sure it’s free
of hair and dirt, properly oiled, and running
2. Place a towel or cape around the neck of
the person whose hair is being cut.
3. Seat the person so that his or her head is at
your eye level. This gives you greater visibility
4. First, comb hair until it’s tangle-free. Then
hold clipper in a comfortable grip. Now you’re
ready to cut.
Please note your [number] cut
haircut kit comes with easy-to-use
number-coded combs, so you can easily
remember your favorite comb once you
start to use the kit on a regular basis.
MEDIUM TO LONG CUT
To begin with, cut only a small amount of
hair until you become used to the length each
attachment leaves the hair. Try the longest
attachment on the clipper first. If you want a
shorter cut, you can then use shorter combs.
• Short attachment comb (number 1) cuts
hair to 1/8".
• Medium-Short attachment comb (number 2)
cuts hair to 1/4".
• Medium-Long attachment comb (number 3)
cuts hair to 3/8".
• Long attachment comb (number 4) cuts
hair to 1/2".
• Long attachment comb (number 5) cuts
hair to 5/8".
• Long attachment comb (number 6) cuts
blade is against the hairline. With the outline of
the hair as your guide, slowly move the clipper
over, around and behind the ears. For the back
of the neck and the sideburns, hold the clipper
upside down (see Fig. 1) and, holding it against
the skin at the length desired, move the clipper
STOP. COMB CHECK.
For best results, do as the professionals do:
comb hair often, and check clipping results as
you comb. This way you avoid uneven sides,
bangs, neckline, etc.
SHORT CUTS TO PERFECT
FLAT TOPS, CREW CUTS, ETC.
Always cut from the back of the neck to the
crown, using the longest comb setting. Hold
the comb attachment flat against the head
and slowly move the clipper up through the
hair. Use the same technique for the sides,
cutting from the bottom to the upper side of
For the front to the crown, cut the hair against
the direction in which it grows. Then even it
up with the sides.
For a flat top, use the flat comb, not the
attachment comb. Just cut hair on top of the
head over the flat comb (see Fig. 2).
2. This appliance should not be used by, on,
or near children or by individuals with certain
3. Use this appliance only for its intended
use as described in this manual. Do not
use attachments not recommended by the
4. Never operate this appliance if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, if it has been dropped, dam-
aged, or dropped into water. Return the
appliance to an Authorized Service Center
for examination and repair.
5. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
6. Never operate the appliance with the air
opening blocked or while on a soft surface,
such as a bed or couch, where the air
openings may be blocked. Keep the air open-
ings free of lint, hair and the like.
7. Never drop or insert any object into any
8. Do not use outdoors or operate where
aerosol (spray) products are being used or
where oxygen is being administered.
9. To disconnect, turn all controls to OFF, then
remove plug from outlet.
10. Do not place appliance on any surface
while it is operating.
11. Do not use this appliance with a
damaged or broken comb or with teeth miss-
ing from the blades, as injury may occur.
12. Avoid skin contact with moving blades.
13. If the cord becomes tangled during use,
turn the unit off and straighten cord before
When using electrical appliances, especially
when children are present, basic safety
precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
KEEP AWAY FROM WATER
DANGER— any appliance is electrically
live, even when the switch is off.
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. Do not reach for an appliance that has
fallen into water.Unplug immediately.
2. Do not use while bathing or in the shower.
3. Do not place or store appliance where it can
fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not place
in or drop into water or other liquids.
4.Always unplug this appliance from the
electrical outlet immediately after using.
5. Unplug this appliance before cleaning.
DO NOT REACH
INTO THE WATER
—To reduce the risk of burns,
electric shock, fire, or injury to persons:
1. This appliance should never be left unat-
tended when plugged in.
hair to 3/4".
• Long attachment comb (number 7) cuts
hair to 7/8".
• Long attachment comb (number 8) cuts
hair to 1".
• Left ear attachment comb lightly tapers
over left ear.
• Right ear attachment comb lightly tapers
over right ear.
Attach combs by hold-
ing them teeth up,
then snapping onto the
bottom of the clipper
To remove comb
index finger and thumb
as illustrated; then pull
out and up.
NOTE: Never push or shove the clipper
through the hair to make it move more
quickly. Professional experience shows that
the clipper works most efficiently when it
cuts through the hair at its own speed.
To begin cutting hair:
1. The hair should be
combed in its natural
2. Using the largest
attachment comb, trim
sides from the bottom
upwards. Hold clipper lightly against the hair
Instructions for Care and Use
To taper hair down to the neckline, use
attachment comb #1. Comb hair and
check for uneven spots. Outline sideburns
and neck areas (see “Outlining”).
CARE OF YOUR CLIPPERS
MAINTENANCE OF THE BLADE
Always apply oil to the blades before, during and
after use. This will ensure maximum cutting
performance. Hold clipper away from your body
in a downward position and apply oil on the front
and sides of the cutter blade. Wipe excess oil off
with a soft dry cloth.
hair clippers are carefully inspected to
insure that the blades are in perfect alignment.
You will need to realign the blades if they
should be knocked out of alignment. How can
you tell if the blades need realigning? Simply
match them up, point for point, to conform with
the drawing below.
To replace cutting comb and cutter after remov-
al for cleaning, replacement or because they
are out of alignment, slide the cutter back onto
the black plastic oscillating head. Next, you
must make sure that the cutter (small blade)
and the cutting comb (large blade) are properly
aligned. Line up the new or existing cutting
comb with the two screw holes. Place the
original screws, one in each hole, and lightly
tighten with a Phillips head screwdriver.
Then, match the two blades up, point to point,
conforming with the illustration below in Fig. 4.
*The top edge of the cutting comb should be
1/32" to 1/16" (.79 mm. to 1.59 mm.) higher
than the top edge of the cutter. This is important
so that the clipper does not cut too close or
come in contact with the skin.
*The extreme left tooth of the cutting comb
must cover or be to the extreme left of the first
small tooth of the cutter.
*Be sure that the extreme right big tooth of the
cutter touches the extreme right tooth of the
Large blade (cutting comb)
Small blade (cutter)
Cutting Comb (large blade)
1/32" to 1/16"
Any other servicing should be performed by an
authorized service representative or that the
appliance has no user-serviceable parts. The
product is for household use.
Do not pull, twist, or wrap line cord around
To maintain the blades of your Conair
clipper, always apply oil to the blades before,
during and after use. Gently place a few
drops of oil on the teeth of the blades, using
the special Conair
oil included with your
set. Turn the clipper on for a minute, then
turn off. This light, natural oil was formu-
lated specifically for the Conair
clipper. Be cause it is the right oil to use, it
will not slow down the blades. Never use
any other product. There is no substitute for
The power screw permits you to adjust power
to your clipper. You may need to make this
adjustment if the power in your house is low.
clipper was designed for house-
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